Jason Logan

Jason Logan

Jason Logan is an internationally recognized designer, creative director, author, artist ,and the founder of The Toronto Ink Company. His illustrations appear regularly in the New York Times, The Walrus and The Globe and Mail and his fine art has been exhibited in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, and the Yukon. Logan’s work has been recognized by the AIGA, SPD, the Centre for Social Innovation, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Website: jasonslogan.com
Instagram: @torontoinkcompany

Once you start making ink, the world never quite looks the same.” –Martha Stewart


Make Ink: A Forager’s Guide to Natural Inkmaking

The Toronto Ink Company was founded in 2014 by designer and artist Jason Logan as a citizen science experiment to make eco-friendly, urban ink from street-harvested pigments. In <em>Make Ink,</em> Logan delves into the history of inkmaking and the science of distilling pigment from the natural world. Readers will learn how to forage for materials such as soot, rust, cigarette butts, peach pits, and black walnut, then how to mix, test, and transform these ingredients into rich, vibrant inks that are sensitive to both place and environment. Organized by colour, and featuring lovely minimalist photography throughout, <em>Make Ink </em>combines science, art, and craft to instill the basics of ink making and demonstrate the beauty and necessity of engaging with one of mankind’s oldest tools of communication.

With full-colour artwork and handwritten notes from such collaborators as Dave Eggers, Margaret Atwood, and Marcel Dzama – as well as a conversation with renowned author Michael Ondaatje – <em>Make Ink</em> offers a new framework for thinking about the vital connection between ink, language, and art. It will change how you see and interact with the world around you.
<h2><strong>GET THE BOOK</strong></h2>
<a href="https://shop.owlsnestbooks.com/item/jpo2KjG8N1WzZyCW4SgI_g">Owl’s Nest Books</a> (Calgary) | <a href="https://calgary.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S95C1243795">Calgary Public Library</a>
<h2><strong>BE CURIOUSER </strong></h2>
<li><strong>How I Made This: Jason Logan’s Natural Inks.</strong> <a href="https://www.artnews.com/art-news/artists/jason-logans-natural-inks-1234613684/"><em>-ARTnews</em></a></li>


5:30 PM
Tzavta Salon: Liana Finck
Oct 02 @ 5:30 PM MT - 7:30 PM MT

Park by Sidewalk Citizen

340 13 Ave SW
5 PM
Happy Hour: Joshua Knelman & Jason Logan
Oct 04 @ 5 PM MT - 6 PM MT

Memorial Park Library, Alexander Calhoun Salon

1221 2 St SW